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About the Book: Oh sure, we've all heard the story of Jonah and the Whale a hundred times. But have we heard it from the perspective of the whale who experienced that history-making event? Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! imagines how that great sea creature from the incident might tell his side of the story, helping kids ages 4 to 8 discover a creative way of learning about that guy who was supposed to go to Ninevah. The "Parent Connection" feature (inside the book) will help moms and dads take the story further with scripture references and tips on how to talk with their children about what really happened.
About the Author: Troy Schmidt has writing and video production credits ranging from assignments with Disney (The Mickey Mouse Club) and Nickelodeon to Max Lucado's Hermie franchise. He is currently the lead writer for The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on the Game Show Network. Troy and his wife have three sons.
The series: This is just the first in a series! Other books available include Hey God, Can You Stop the Rain so I Can Get off Noah's Smelly Ark? and Hey God, I'm Having an Awful Vacation in Egypt Thanks to Moses!OBM says: ALL my kids, not just the 8 year old, enjoyed this version of the Jonah story. My 8 year old wanted my to tell you she loved it, and thought it was funny. While Hey God takes a little artistic license (it would have to since the real story is not at all told from the whale's perspective), it manages to nicely reinforce the key point of the story--obey God when He tells you to do something!--in some very creative ways.
Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in my Stomach and I think I'm Going to Throw Up! is available beginning today, May 1st, via B&H for $9.99. Or, one lucky reader can win their own copy by entering the giveaway below!
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